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of the world even as our friends gathered together here. we are also very fortunate to have karen lotz and niko pfund. i would like to say a few words about the notable events of the past year just to set the stage. let me start with the events of the past year. first come after 244 years, encyclopaedia britannica announced in january of this year that it is stopping its prices, ceasing print publication, and going 100% digital. the last print version is a 32 volume, 130-pound 2010 addition. another highlight, the libraries folded in june, announcing for the first time that all shakespeare editions will be on e-book format for less price than a paperback, it is now downloadable, electronically readable, and printable upon demand. number three, publishers weekly, which is the official magazine of the publishing trade announced its choice for publishing person of the year. not hillary mantell, who is was the first woman to win the booker prize twice, and not anything like the ceo of penguin who really managed to balance nicely the digital and print publications of his company. he was the choice l
, the very first way we figure that out. so thank you, karen. thank you, joe. thank you, thank you. thank you, alice. congratulations to my fellow finalists in every single possible version of our world, and thank you all for joining me in this one. [applause] >> [inaudible conversations] >> the d. stands for david. william alexander just had a baby girl named iris to ago, so he is a winner all around. [applause] >> to present the national book award for poetry is laura kasischike. laura kasischike has published eight selections of poetry. most recently faith in changing 2011 for which she received the national book critics circle award. she has been a guggenheim fellow and has won two fellowships from the national endowment for the arts, and she's also published several novels. please help me welcome laura kasischike. [applause] ♪ ♪ >> what i did on my summer vacation. this was a summer a number of beliefs i held to be self evident were developed. the first belief was that by poets put in a metaphorical room together and told to agree on, well, anything, let alone decide what the five mo
, it would have a karen t. fail well into six figures. what time the sale strike has been dropping, dropping, dropping it seems as if she's had to come up our rhetoric and argumentative streak to sell fewer and fewer copies. so it will be interesting to see what she does for her next book and how far she's willing to go to make a buck and sell a book to speak. >> host: ipaq drift by rachel mandel went beyond the usual pundit book. it's questioning american military power and a lot of it is not written from a liberal date. she is an unabashed liberal, but she's on tv. i think she has a phd in something, like lyrical science or some thing. i think charles murray would not want to be called a pundit. he's famous for the controversy over the bell curve. this looks that great working-class to separate classroom raise which complicates everything. you look at how the values of the working class has gone down hill and is a way to alleviate, adopted middle-class values while the working middle class is a complex argument. two places to describe these things. it's an interesting, provocative book, so
in the audience, who asked me to mention their names. henry, alice, abby, claire and my wife karen is here and my mother doris and many friends but also the basis as well. thank you all for coming out. i appreciate your time and interest. in "rise to greatness" i tell the story of the most eventful and perilous time in american history, 1862. as much as possible i tell it through the eyes of the man who guided the nation through the fire, abraham lincoln. i don't want to spoil the book for you, so let me just say that the year began with the american republic in grave danger. the union army was struggling to regrow virtually overnight from a few thousand men scattered across the continent, to more than half a billion. the inexperienced officers, the command of these were all volunteers was stymied by the sheer size of the breakaway confederate states of america. which covered a state larger than the entire european territory, conquered by napoleon. linke's closest advisor was secretary of state william henry seward. seward says that even smart people fail to see the difficulty of the union's task
learn that the first way we figure that out. so thank you, karen. thank you joe, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, alice. congratulations to my fellow finalists in every single possible version of our world and thank you all for joining me in this one. [applause] [cheering and applause] [inaudible conversations] the d. stands for david. william alexander had a baby girl named iris two weeks ago. he's a winner all around. [cheering and applause] to present the national book award for poetry is laura kasischke. she has published eight collection of poet. "space and chains" for which she received national book critic circle award. she's been a giewgen heim fellow and won two fellowship from the national endowment for the arts and published several noels. please help me welcome laura kasischke. what city on my summer vaiuation. the first belief that five boats put in a metaphor call room told and together told to agree on anything let alone deciding what the five most moving, beautifully crafting, humbling, deserving and mind blowing books could never do so without if not bloods
told -- karen told brand in the texas congressional district that includes corpus christi and at the time included brownsville, a district of the 70% hispanic blake himself spoke no spanish and was a political unknown. in 2010 despite the numbers seemingly been overwhelmingly against them, a lot of voters stayed home and there is a big tea party movement in the corpus area and won by 800 or 900 votes. >> keep it a longtime democratic. >> that's exactly right. but he arrived because first he was inexperienced in the ways that governments are politics at large arrived three and half weeks after everybody else did because of the recount. farenthold, i followed his cumbersome and not to get a sense of the congressional experience and one was a citizen politician who could never quite catch it. i was sort of holding onto the medicine for dear life and never getting on top of it. he told me he had this recurring night there that he was alone in his office and there is no furniture for a phone that rang and rang and was never able to get it. he told us a group of business lobbyis
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